REHA 4002 Clinical Education C (Ambulatory Care)
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 401111
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Description This clinical education placement will operationalise the theoretical and research knowledge and skills learnt in the first three years of the course. Students will be required to assess and treat clients who present in hospital outpatient departments, community settings and private practices. This involves the assessment of the client's impairments, function and disability within their home and community environment. Interventions may include manual and exercise therapy; use of electrophysical agents, taping and bracing; and education regarding both prevention and management of conditions. Assessment and treatment will tend to have a musculoskeletal physiotherapy focus, however, clients may also present with neurological and cardiorespiratory conditions that require intervention. Students will therefore integrate knowledge and skills learnt across all physiotherapy-specific units in their provision of client-centred care as well as draw on their more general knowledge from earlier stages of the course.
School Health Sciences
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 4 subject
Co-requisite(s) REHA 4015
Incompatible Subjects REHA 7002 - Clinical Education C (Ambulatory Care)
Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 4706 Bachelor of Physiotherapy or 4707 Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) or 4733 Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours).
- Display effective communications skills, ethics and professionalism
- Plan, justify and conduct an appropriate subjective and objective assessment
- Synthesise assessment information to develop and negotiate a client-specific problem list and treatment plan in consultation with the client
- Justify and implement evidence-based and effective management strategies
- Justify treatment decisions based on theory, research and the interpretation of outcome measurement
- Monitor, evaluate and progress treatments as indicated
- Demonstrate safe and ethical work practices, respecting the culture and diversity of the client and other health professionals
1.Conduct a subjective and objective examination
2.Interpret findings and prioritise client problems
3.Develop/negotiate a treatment plan
4.Implement appropriate management techniques
5.Monitor, evaluate and progress treatment as appropriate
6.Demonstrate effective communication and professionalism, while respecting the client?fs culture and diversity
7.Collaborate with other health professionals
8.Ensures safe and ethical work practice
9.Undertake discharge planning
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Special Requirements - NSW Health Legislative Prerequisites
Student Compliance Information for all Health-Related Placements
Prior to enrolling in this subject, students must have submitted a Student Undertaking Form and undertake to apply for a National Police Check, which is required to be submitted before placement, and a Working with Children Check Student Declaration. Use the link to the Special Requirements webpage below for more information.
To be eligible to enrol in this subject and complete any required health-related placements or experiences, students must meet Western Sydney University program requirements as well as any special, legislated, or policy-mandated requirements.
Western Program Requirements
Visit the Special Requirements webpage for details about your program.
Mandatory NSW Health student placement policy requirements
To be able to undertake placement in any NSW Health facility you must be assessed as compliant with NSW Health student placement policy in the first year of your program, regardless of when you expect to go on your first placement. Access and read the NSW Student Compliance Information Booklet.
Please ensure that you
- Find your existing National Police Check or apply for one
- Gather documentary evidence of your vaccination history
- Print and compete all relevant NSW Health forms relevant to the campus you are enrolled at or online enrolment requirements
- Follow booklet instructions on how to have your compliance documents assessed by NSW health staff.
International students have additional requirements; the link to the booklet will inform you of these requirements.
Contact your School for further details regarding your School’s requirements, if any, such as
- If you live outside of NSW or Australia and need to meet your state, territory or country’s compliance requirements
- If you need to meet different state, territory or country compliance requirements.
- NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) or other state equivalent, valid for your entire program.
- Current approved first aid certificate valid for your entire program - approved program providers can be found at the Government Training website
- Other non-health related requirements.
Student Compliance Resources are also available on the Placements Hub web page (NSW students only)
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Professional Placement Performance||5 weeks (APP)||80||Y||Individual|
|Case Study - oral presentation of case study (clinical placement)||15 minutes||20||N||Individual|
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